From The Tips Box: Mac Volume, Sticky Notes

From The Tips Box: Mac Volume, Sticky Notes

Readers offer their best tips for changing the volume on your Mac and and taking notes on paper.

About the Tips Box: Every day we receive boatloads of great reader tips in our inbox, but for various reasons—maybe they’re a bit too niche, maybe we couldn’t find a good way to present it, or maybe we just couldn’t fit it in—the tip didn’t make the front page. From the Tips Box is where we round up some of our favourites for your buffet-style consumption. Got a tip of your own to share? Email it to tips at

Change Mac Volume In Smaller Increments With Your Mouse

Ivan-the-terrible shows us a somewhat hidden corner of OS X:

In OS X, if you open the volume toggle at the top of the screen and hover over it with your mouse, you can raise and lower the volume by scrolling.

This tip may seem obvious, like you’ve run into it before, but what’s interesting is that it allows you to control the volume in smaller increments than the volume keys do (at least without using Shift and Option, too).


DIY Sticky Note Holder in Tablet Case

Russg shows us his handy Post-It holder for those times when you just need paper:

I find myself still carrying sticky notes with me to meetings, even though I know the point of the iPad is to go paperless.

So, I added Super Sticky Post-It notes to the inside of my DodoCase. I got some photo corners from my wife’s scrapbooking kit and I’m set.


Use Sony Remotes with the PlayStation 3

Photo by Jeff Keen.

Nparker13 shares a happy discovery concerning his Sony products:

If you have a Sony Bravia TV and a PS3, forget buying the Bluetooth remote. If HDMI sync is enabled, you can use your standard TV remote to control the PS3.

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